Spring begins early in the Phoenix area, where residents and visitors can enjoy different music, sports, museums, and other activities from March through June 2019. If you need to fill your calendar with some springtime treats, browse our list of the year’s best concerts, sporting events, and spring events in Arizona.
Top 2019 Concerts Near Phoenix
State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
- Cirque de Soleil will perform in State Farm Stadium at the University of Phoenix in Glendale from March 15 to April 14.
- The stadium will also be the venue for Garth Brooks on March 23.
- The Rolling Stones will perform in Glendale on May 7.
Talking Sticks Arena in Phoenix, AZ
- Michael Bublé will perform at the Talking Sticks Arena in downtown Phoenix on March 29.
- Disney on Ice is scheduled to take the stage from April 11-14.
- Comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will appear at Talking Sticks on April 27.
- Carrie Underwood will arrive on May 9.
- Ariana Grande will perform on May 14.
- The New Kids on the Block concert is scheduled for May 22.
- The iconic Beatle, Paul McCartney, will play at Talking Sticks on June 26.
Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ
- The Marquee Theater in Tempe — a popular venue for hard rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal groups — will welcome Wet and Kilo Kish on March 30.
- Sabrina Benaim will perform on April 2.
- Additional concerts in Tempe are scheduled at this theater three times a week, all of which will feature local musicians.
Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix
- The Musical Instrument Museum will host the MIM Musical Interlude Series (ASU Music Theater and Opera) on March 27. MIM schedules different performances throughout each month featuring many Arizona artists and MIM Kids Mini Music Makers.
Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix
- The Desert Botanical Garden offers unique Sunday concerts beginning at 3:30 pm through April 14.
Spark of Dark in Mesa, AZ
- New musical talent is offered on the third Saturday of every month through May 18 at the Mesa Arts Center’s Spark of Dark.
Top 2019 Sporting Events Near Phoenix
MLB Spring Training in Arizona
Spring Training for the MLB Cactus League features 15 American and National League teams that play each other over a five-week period.
- The season starts Feb. 21 and extends to March 26, with seven games scheduled most days.
- Games are held at the Peoria Sports Complex and at several other ball fields in Goodyear, Mesa, Surprise, Scottsdale, and surrounding Arizona communities.
TicketGuardian 500 NASCAR Race in Avondale, AZ
- TicketGuardian 500 NASCAR race will begin at the ISM Raceway over the March 8-10 weekend.
- The Gatorade Pole Day starts on March 8 and the Xfinity Series race will be on March 10.
Golf Tournaments Near Scottsdale, AZ
Golf is a way of life in the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix and Scottsdale, along with other AZ communities, offer several golf tournaments throughout the spring.
- The NSN Phoenix Annual Golf Tournament will be held on April 26 at the Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Phoenix.
Whiskey Row Marathon in Prescott, AZ
- The City of Prescott sponsors the 41st Annual Whiskey Row Marathon on Saturday, May 4. (The event begins at the Courthouse Plaza.)
Motorcycles on Main Bike Show in Mesa, AZ
- Motorcycles on Main is a Bike Night event held on the first Friday of each month in downtown Mesa until June 6. The roads from Center to Robson are closed to car traffic and open only to motorcycles during this event.
Top 2019 Festivals Near Phoenix
Heard Museum in Phoenix
- The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market runs from March 2 to March 3. This is the largest Native American exhibition and market in the country, featuring 600 artists from 116 tribes.
Festival of the Arts in Tempe, AZ
- The Tempe Festival of the Arts will be held from March 29 to 31. It features exhibits from over 350 artists around the country and includes crafts and paintings along with two musical stages. Wine tasting is included along with a Kids Block educational exhibition.
Jazz Festival in Chandler, AZ
- The Chandler Jazz Festival will be held in downtown Chandler on April 5 and 6. This free outdoor event includes great music and a chance to learn about local art galleries, restaurants, and shops.
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